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A Latina officer from Pilsen helps educate and bring awareness

A Latina officer from Pilsen helps educate and bring awareness

By Amelia Orozco Extra News! There is no need to look to the big screen for a hero nowadays, although in this case, you can look there, too. Chicago Police officer, Lourdes Nieto, has appeared in both TV hit shows, “Chicago PD” and “Chicago Fire,” and has played an extra on the big screen in

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Spaniard father and his 7-year-old son will compete again in Chicago Triathlon

By Elizabeth Pederson Extra News The Chicago 2014 Lifetime Kids Triathlon, one of the largest triathlons in the world, along with the Chicago Triathlon will take place on Aug. 23 and Aug. 24 respectively. Thousands of children participate in this annual event, which allows young kids from across the nation to take part in an

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Two young Latinas learn how to build a race car from a refrigerator

By Nikoleta Morales Extra News If you don’t believe you can turn a refrigerator into a race car, think again. The young girls participating in ComEd’s Icebox Derby program prove that not only you can build a race car from an old refrigerator, but you can also race with it. “I didn’t think you could

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Rep. Gutierrez decries plan to deport immigrant children

By Alex Hernandez Extra News Rep. Luis Gutierrez is against a bill aimed at restricting the rights of children captured at the U.S. border. “Right now, there is an urgent humanitarian crisis on our southern border. Children are risking their lives, in the hands of drug cartels. Some are dying. Communities are being overrun, and

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LGBTQ movement acts as inspiration for immigration reform

By Fabiola Barral Extra! fter the neon skin-tight clothes were peeled off and the strewn banners were cleaned off the streets of Boystown, it was time to get to business. If last Sunday’s Pride Parade was a full blown celebration of the landmark achievements gays have achieved this past year, the Latino Policy Forum’s “Rethinking

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Veterans open up about immigration

By Michael Bacos Extra! n May 27, Veterans for Immigration Reform held a discussion at the Pritzker Military Library to discuss the role of immigrants in the U.S. Armed Forces and how immigration reform is needed to protect these immigrant veterans. Rodrigo Garcia, a former Marine and the son of undocumented immigrants, gave the keynote

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